A 16-year-old has been arrested in Dubbo for driving without having a driver's licence.
During the first week of April, officers from Strike Force Puma were deployed across the Orana Mid-Western Police District to target high risk traffic offenders in Dubbo, Narromine and Nyngan.
About 3.15 on Friday, April 5, officers from Strike Force Puma saw a Green Holden Commodore travelling east along Myall Street.
At the time the vehicle was being driven by a female who appeared too young to hold a full NSW driver licence. Police also saw the young female driver was smoking a cigarette with two young passengers in the vehicle.
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The car was stopped and police enquiries revealed the female was a 16-year-old who was yet to obtain a driver's licence. The two passengers in the vehicle were both 14-years-old and known to the driver.
The driver was arrested and taken to Dubbo Police Station where she was charged with driving despite never having a licence and smoking in a vehicle with under 16s present.
Police said Strike Force Puma would continue to target high-risk drivers across NSW, no matter their age, to drive down the road toll.
"If you're a young person thinking about driving unlicensed or without a supervising driver, check your mirrors, Strike Force Puma has you in their sights," they said.
If you have information that could assist police in removing high risk drivers from our roads please contact the Police Assistance Line on 131 444 or Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.